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Add your favorite top to the Patagonia Lithia Skirt - Women's and there's not much more you need when traveling light. This versatile skirt that packs away neatly and always look sharp, also solves the space dilemma by functioning as top as well as a skirt. Fashioned in lightweight organic cotton fabric, this multi-function garment is supersoft and scrunchable. Function features as a skirt include a doubled, shirred waistband that cinches down with side ties on one side that falls just above the knee, and as a top an adjustable waistband becomes a bandeau-style bodice that ties behind the neck. The Lithia Skirt is recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program.


  • Fabric: 4.8-oz 55% organic cotton/45% Tencel®. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program
  • Soft-handed jersey knit with smooth drape
  • Snug, wide, cinched waistband; adjustable on right side with ties
  • A-line shape skirt, above the knee length
  • 17" length, waist to hem, when cinched
  • Skirt's doubled waistband becomes bandeau style bodice for top and ties behind the neck
  • Weight: (152 g 5.3 oz)

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Review Summary

4.7 out of 5

55 Reviews

  • Ease of use: 9
  • Great value: 9
  • Build quality: 4
  • Lasts forever: 3

  • Wears quickly: 2
  • Bad design: 1
  • Poor quality: 1
  • sizing: 1
Comfort: 4.8 / 5
Quality: 4.6 / 5
Durability: 4.4 / 5
Fit: 2.7 / 5

55 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Brooklyn, NY
45-54 yrs

August 13, 2013

I bought this to wear as a top rather than a skirt and it works wonderfully!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
from Midwest
45-54 yrs

nice casual skirt
August 07, 2011

This is cute and comfortable, not too short or too long. Love the roll-down waste band. The only con is that it is a little thin and wrinkles easily. Otherwise, I recommend it.

Pros: Ease of use, Cons: wrinkles easily
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Ohio
35-44 yrs

Love this skirt!
July 19, 2011

I absolutely LOVE this skirt! It is super comfortable and very flattering. I always receive compliments whenever I wear it and want to buy more in different colors/ patterns!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 3 / 5
Quality: 3 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5

from Boise, ID
55-64 yrs

Fits smaller than the longer skirt, same version
July 29, 2013

I have the same skirt in the mid-calf length, which fits fine and is very comfortable. This one is much tighter in the same size, plus the cut is more flouncy than I expected, so I returned it. The longer version has been washed once and already looks like it's starting to pill. I was in a situation where hanging it was not an option, so put it in a low temp dryer. Now that I'm home I will be hanging it to dry and hopefully it will last longer.

Pros: Great design, Ease of use, Cons: Wears quickly, sizing
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
from Portland, OR
35-44 yrs

Great skirt for petite women!
June 02, 2012

I love the feel and look of this skirt. I am 5' and 108, and small fits perfectly with length being just above the knee. I was skeptical about using it as halter top but I was pleasantly surprised. Top looks great and flattering. This will be a great piece for the summer!

Pros: Ease of use, versatile
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
from Maryland
25-34 yrs

Comfy skirt
August 11, 2011

I followed the size chart and bought this skirt in a small, but it was too tight. Although it could be that I just like my pants/skirts on the looser side. The medium is great though (5'6" 118lbs), very comfortable.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Great value

Cute, trendy, great fit, and true to size!
August 26, 2010

This skirt is really cute. I'd order another one in a different color if my size was available. I am usually a small and the small fits great!

very versatile but stretches out easily
July 21, 2010

I love this skirt, goes with anything, dressed up or down, easy to wear, flattering. My problem with is that it gets baggy within just a day of wearing and sits lower and lower on my hips until I'm hiking it up all the time. After washing, it's great but... Perhaps I should have ordered a small (I'm 5'4" 123 pounds) I didn't want it to be too tight and the medium fit at first.

Super cute with a great print!
April 22, 2010

I am 5'8'' and 135 lb., Bra size 36B - I ordered a small and it fits really well on top as a halter. It is a tad snug as a skirt but the length is great and I plan to keep it and wear it often this summer. I love the option of wearing it different ways - definitely worth the price!

LOVE this skirt
June 22, 2010

This skirt is light, airy and really comfortable. On the really not days during the summer, this skirt is WAY more comfortable than a pair of shorts. It has been so wonderful that I bought both the black and the earthenware. You can easily dress this up or down...just like you can wear it as a skirt or a top.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
from New England
35-44 yrs

Love it but beware.
September 05, 2012

This is a great skirt. Love the color and style. I wear it both as a skirt and a cover up over swim bottom. Love that it can be worn also as a top, however I would need to figure out how to put a bra under it. The only drawback is that the skirt waist stretches out as you wear it. It would be good if they could figure out how to make the tie on the side functional to tighten the waist. One wash and it is back to where it started. It is cute, still glad I got it!

from Edmonds, WA

Darling Skirt
January 13, 2011

Got this for travel in warm weather. Fit and comfort are great, very flattering. Would love to buy in color other than black.

versitile and cute!
April 29, 2010

Fits well, versitile as a skirt and very cute top. Love it!!! Perfect for travel!

Super Soft
May 08, 2010

This skirt is really cute and so soft. It fits great as a top but as another reviewer mentioned, fits a little tighter than I would normally wear as a skirt. (I've 5'7' 135 and ordered a small). I still plan on wearing as as skirt most of the time and as a top when I feel the need to change it up.

from Northern California, ca.

cute and very comfy
June 09, 2011

This skirt is very comfy and attractive looking. I have both the green and red colors - they go with a lot of tops I already have-perfect! I am 130 lbs and 5'4". and usually get size 6 or small in Patagonia. The small fits perfect.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
from Bay Area, CA
45-54 yrs

cute + comfy
September 19, 2012

This is a great skirt - has the perfect flounce to it. Dresses up easily. Packs well. I should probably stock up on a few more colors before this goes out of stock! Haven't tried to use it as a top so can't speak to the issue of the waistband stretching. A little too short to wear to work, at least in my case.

Pros: Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Northwestern CT
45-54 yrs

Awesome skirt
September 15, 2013

Love this awesome skirt. The fabric is incredibly comfortable and I get tons on compliments every time I wear it. I can dress it up or wear it casually. The material is like putting on your favorite comfy t-shirt yet it was a pretty floral pattern and has a lovely flow about it when you move. It is my new favorite skirt and I am sure I will wear it through the winter with a pair of tights.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 3 / 5
Quality: 3 / 5
from new york, ny
25-34 yrs

better skirt than top
September 13, 2011

super cute, love the print. i think it works better as a skirt than top (though i've worn it as a top quite a bit) because it seems to stretch out a bit too easily, which then means you're pulling at your top all day long. i think it could be perfect if it had a bit more spandex....even as a skirt, it sometimes rides up - if it had some spandex, it would hug the hips a bit better, staying in place. otherwise, it's a great piece, particularly when traveling light - it's 2 in 1! great balance between casual and dressy. seems to fit true to size - i'm 5'5", 140lbs, wear a small in patagonia tops and a medium/size 28/6 in bottoms. got both the small and medium - if i was only going to wear it as a skirt, i would have kept the medium, but decided to keep the small instead as it also fit as a skirt and fit better than the medium as a top.

from South Florida

Nice surprise!
June 18, 2011

I bought this as a skirt, not thinking I'd use it as a top. It fits, hangs nicely, falls to a good length on me. Great! But, when I tried it as a top, I had a pleasant surprise. It not only fit and was easy to slip into, but is also quite flattering. I was afraid it would be too full (looking like a maternity top) but it's not. It looks good with jeans or shorts (and of course, as a skirt itself). The fabric is substantial. The color is true to the one on my monitor. I often order a size up in Patagonia, but with this one I bought my normal size.


November 30, 2010

I love everything Patagonia makes, so maybe I'm biased, but this skirt is great. It's very flattering and the color (I got the blue) is so pretty. I don't think it works as a top very well, but the way the skirt fits makes up for it.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
35-44 yrs

Great little "shkirt"
August 05, 2011

I purchased the skirt for my wife & she loves it. She's not sure which way to wear it; as she said, the skirt looks cute and as a top it looks cute. She's extremely happy with the gift. For those curious about size - Patagonia does tend to run small. I bought the medium for my wife (5'5" & 125 lbs - 3 kids so body conscious). Just FYI.

Pros: Great design

Great skirt!
July 30, 2010

I love this skirt! I am 5 7" and about 130lbs. I bought a size M in the brown sable and it fits perfect and is very comfortable. I am planning in getting it in other colors.


I love this:)
July 08, 2011

I found this to be really cute as a skirt and as a top:). I love the color and the fit is perfect:). It is very comfortable and I am traveling and think that the flexiblity of using it as a skirt and a top will be great.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from sonoma, ca
35-44 yrs

Patagonia Skirt
August 25, 2011

I have had this skirt now for a couple of months. I am 5'5" and 110 pounds. The small fit perfectly. The skirt is very airy and cool. It has held up nicely after several washes by not fading or getting piley. I would definately recommend this skirt.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

July 26, 2011

This skirt is perfect for anything. It can be dressy with heels or casual with a t-shirt and flip flops. I find myself wearing it every single day. Luckily I have two patterns!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Boston, MA
45-54 yrs

Cute Skirt!
July 31, 2011

This is a great skirt. I feel comfortable wearing it around with flip flops or dressing it up to go out to dinner. I was surprised that it also doubles as a top. I'm not sure which way I will wear it most!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

from Colorado
45-54 yrs

Beautiful skirt
July 25, 2011

I originally bought this skirt just to kick around in. After receiving it and appreciating first hand the comfort, great fit, and ease, I bought 2 more in different colors. It washes and wears, looks fabulous, hits at just the right spot on the thigh and could not be any better! Great alone, as a cover up, for casual or dress! You can wear it on the beach as a cover up, to work, over bike shorts, and it looks and feels great!

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
from Oregon
55-64 yrs

something my daughter liked!
September 04, 2011

It's hard to shop for my daughter in college, but she liked this selection enough to ask me to order one in black for her. She likes the versatility of the style and the fabric.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value

very nice travel piece
June 29, 2010

This skirt is great. The material is a nice weight-thick enough to cover well, thin enough to be cool and comfortable on a hot day. Great for a trip!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
from NY
35-44 yrs

Comfortable and Cute
October 02, 2011

This skirt is made of a soft comfortable material that just hangs really nice. The patterns offered are also nice. I have one in a print and also black. I will be ordering more of this skirt.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Great value
Quality: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Comfort: 5 / 5

25-34 yrs

So Versatile
September 10, 2010

This skirt rocks! It is a skirt and a shirt. You won't be disappointed at all. It fits great true to size I am 5' 10" and 140lbs I bought a Medium and it fits perfect.

Pros: Great design, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
from Salt Lake City
35-44 yrs

Double cute!
April 04, 2013

This product is cute as a skirt and cuter as a top. How fun to have 2 in 1!

Pros: Great design, Ease of use

May 17, 2011

dress fits perfect, is attractive, & comfortable but the color faded only after a few washes. it is still great but just looked real worn only after a short while.

from Brooklyn NY

May 23, 2011

Very cute skirt - the pattern (I got the red with small flower print) is superfun with vibrant colors and the design is versatile and flattering. I think it runs a little small.


Lithia skirt
December 05, 2010

I wore this skirt all summer and ended up buying a second one. Great for travel, as it can be dressed up or down and it is so comfortable.

from New York

great, but small
June 15, 2011

Waist is tight, but still like the print and quality. The gathering at top is fabulous, but overall the waist still seems tight. I am usually a 2 in a skirt and I am actually trying the medium to see if it fits better than the small.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 3 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
from Petoskey, MI
25-34 yrs

Very cute, and short
October 15, 2011

The Lithia skirt is very cute, however I found it to be a bit short for me to feel comfortable to be active in (playing with my toddlers for example). I also think it would be nice if the fabric had a little stretch to it to help retain it's shape.

Pros: Ease of use, Cons: Wears quickly

I like this skirt/top
March 25, 2010

I am 5'4" and 127 lbs. I bought the small and it fits perfectly. Fits close around the waist and flares out nicely. Just the right length. Not too short, falls just above the knee. As a top it will look great with jeans. It will fall around top of thigh. No support, so a strapless bra would be necessary if you are large busted. I hope it washes nicely because I'm sure I will get a lot of use out of it this summer. I am thinking another color might be nice.

June 25, 2010

I may have a problem- I have this skirt/top in 4 colors! It's awesome as a skirt and even better as a top. Super comfortable and very flattering. Can't recommend this item enough. Wonderful for trips as it doubles your outfit options.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 3 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
from NYC
35-44 yrs

Love it but it stretches
March 17, 2013

I love this product. I have owned it in black for over a year and worn it many, many times, both as a skirt and a top. After wearing it a couple times as a skirt, though, I realized that that will stretch it out so it doesn't fit snugly around my boobs anymore. It only looks really good as a top when it fits quite firmly around the boobs, in my opinion. So now I only wear it as a top because I really like how it looks that way and don't want to 'lose' that option. So, for that reason, I guess it's not quite as versatile as it 'seems'. It is still stretching out a bit anyway, even though now I only wear it as a shirt, but it is knit and not magical, after all. I just ordered it in another color, but at the sale price, since I know it will not last 'forever'. For reference, I am 5'4", bra size 34B, 117 lbs. and I purchased an XS. (If it came in an XXS, I would go for that instead!)

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: stretches out w/wear

Ordering another one!
February 03, 2011

Material is thinner than I expected but I am very happy with this skirt. Fit is true to size. So much so that I will be ordering another one in another color!

from TX

Great casual comfort.
May 27, 2011

Great skirt! I purchased both black and storm print, size small. I have worn as a skirt and received many compliments. I like skirts sitting on my hips, and only comfortable skirts will do, this one sits well, looks great from the backside, no cling, works with leggings or bare legs. Material is light, not see-through, when sitting on hips the skirt falls just at the knee cap, I am 5'4 and 3/4", 128 lbs. As a top it covers all the right stuff, looking forward to the temps reach 102 and I will wear as a top. Washes and packs supreme, hardly wrinkles, no cling. Drawstring works good.


Incredibly cute!
April 03, 2011

I love this piece as a top - it drapes nicely and is comfortable. I think it is a little bit awkward as a skirt, but still very cute. The material is beautiful and seems of high quality.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

Versatile and cute!
October 16, 2011

This skirt can be dressed up with cute flats or down with flip flops. It is great for traveling as it is light-weight and packs small. I usually wear a small in this brand and so I ordered the small and it fits great. I receive compliments every time I wear it. Love it!

Pros: Ease of use, Great value, Great design, Build quality

Comfy Hiking
July 30, 2010

I love this skirt so much -- I bought two! I have one in earthenware and black. It is perfect for casual wear or on the trail.


Patagonia Lithia Skirt
July 08, 2011

Excellent fit and quality. Attractive, simple, versatile...from play to work, fits the bill. LOVE IT! Wash and wear, looks great with heels or flip flops, on the beach or in the boardroom!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 2 / 5
Quality: 2 / 5
from Bay Area, Ca
35-44 yrs

Great for summer travel
July 25, 2013

Comfortable and versatile. I have not washed it yet so not sure how it will hold up. It is rather pricey for a skirt made of t-shirt material.

Pros: Great design, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: Bad design
from Michigan

September 26, 2010

This is a great skirt. It is very versatile and the fabric drapes beautifully. I am 5'6" and approx. 130 pounds and the medium fits well at first after I wash it. It does, however, stretch a bit after you have worn it a while. Not sure I could wear it as a top because I am rather small chested. Hope Patagonia keeps this skirt around so that I can get a different color next summer. If so, I may try a small next time so that I can wear it as a top as well.

from Louisville, KY

May 30, 2011

Fits mostly true to size but tight in the waist - maybe b/c it's high waisted and fit tight for use as a top? I usually complain of the opposite but will keep this b/c I LOVE the pattern. I wear a 2 or 4 and bought a small. Most pants/skirts run large in the waist if they fit in the hips, but definitely not a problem with the Lithia skirt. Can't go wrong with Patagonia quality.

love this skirt!
May 27, 2010

This skirt is wonderful. I love the feel of the material and it drapes very nicely. I am 5'5" 128 lbs and I ordered the medium. It fits very well as a skirt. It is also nice to have the flexibility to wear it as a top, although I definitely would need a strapless bra underneath to do that as the material doesn't offer much support for larger breasted women such as myself. I am definitely going to order more colors.

from Boston ma
25-34 yrs

Color disappointment - dragonfly
June 20, 2012

I was so excited about this skirt, I couldn't wait for it to arrive. But the moment I pulled it out of the bag I knew it was going back. All the other reviews said the blue was gorgeous but I decided to take a risk in the dragonfly. It wasn't as pictured, looked totally washed out instead of vibrant like the photos showed. Should have purchased the blue.

Cons: Poor quality
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
45-54 yrs

yummy skirt
August 25, 2011

Just the summer feel that I wanted in a skirt Perfect length Comfy and stylish Great fabric Yay for ORGANIC cotton I'm over 50 but this skirt is both youthful and not too young enjoy

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, cute
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5

very cute and versatile
July 29, 2011

Just received this today and am looking forward to wearing it for the rest of the summer and many to come! It is slim especially through the waist and hips but flattering. Runs a bit small. I am 5'10 and 133 lbs, lean and athletic. Ordered a small and it is fine if you don't mind hugging curves. When the side is cinched to highlight the cool waist design, it is a little shorter than I would have preferred but certainly modest. Also very fun as a top! Quite pleased. Like the fabric, not too heavy for summertime but substantial enough. Haven't washed it yet but will definitely use cold and line dry.

Pros: Great design
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from VA
35-44 yrs

Pretty, nice fit, comfy
September 12, 2011

Long enough to wear with the kids and still look stylish. Seemed small at first, but the material stretches to fit well. As long as the waist band fits snug, the tie/cinch isn't awkward. I think it's true to size. Material is like a thick tshirt. Comfortable.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value

Great Skirt
April 23, 2010

A very nice skirt that can be dressed up or down. Good fit. I'm 5'1" and weigh less than 100, but it fits well and the length is flexible by about 2".

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Black, Deep Sea Skirt/ Desert Turquoise, Deep Sea Skirt/ Radiant Magenta, Feather Grey, Katagami/ Catalan Coral, Katagami/ Glass Blue, Kerchief Print/ White, Kerchief Print/ Classic Navy, Maharaja/ Endive, Maharaja/ Stone, Nasturtiums/ Harvest Moon Blue, Nasturtiums/ Paintbrush Red, Rough Diamonds/ Black, Rough Diamonds/ Chromatic Yellow, Sahara Stripe/ Deep Space, Sahara Stripe/ Dragonfruit, Toucan Swing/ Black and Toucan Swing/ Glass Blue.

Available sizes, while supplies last, include size xs, size small, size medium, size large and size extra large: xs, s, m, l, xl.

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